To support high performance athletes to achieve podium performances in international competition through a holistic process.
Preparation Powers Performance. We Build Champions.
The Canadian Sport Centre Calgary (CSCC) is one of the top Olympic and Paralympic sport training environments in the world. The CSCC is a non-profit organization that strives to develop a positive and comprehensive environment focused on excellence by providing athletes and coaches with leading experts in the fields of exercise physiology, sport medicine, strength and conditioning, biomechanics, nutrition, mental training, coach education and life services. The CSCC currently provides programs and services to over 500 summer and winter athletes and coaches living and training in Calgary and the Bow Valley Corridor.
The Canadian Sport Centre Calgary has built hundreds of champions since inception in 1994. Athletes supported by the CSCC have won a total of 421 medals at the World Championships, Olympics and Paralympics: 143 Gold, 146 Silver and 132 Bronze!
To see some of the athletes we have worked with over the years please visit our Athlete Alumni Page
Through the CSCC, top Canadian athletes can access performance services provided by world leading sport experts. These services are provided by interdisciplinary Integrated Support Teams (IST) – coordinated groups of world-class professionals dedicated to supporting the athlete and coach in achieving his or her peak potential. Performance Services include: Exercise Physiology, Sport Medicine, Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Biomechanics and Coaching Development.
Life services contribute to an integrated, holistic approach to athlete development and confidence to reach the podium and beyond. We strive to empower athletes to be self-reliant and to make sound decisions about their careers and their lives. Life Services include: Academic, Career and Transition Planning, the Fuel for Gold Nutrition Program, Counselling, Workshops such as Public Speaking, Media Training, Self-Marketing and Sport Psychology.
Coach Services: National Coaching Institute (NCI)
The NCI fosters and develops excellence in coaching by providing the knowledge and skills for high performance coaches through a two-year diploma program resulting in Level Four Certification. The program is competency-based, integrating classroom study with a coaching practicum under the leadership of a sport specific Master Coach.
An experienced support team is essential to helping elite athletes achieve and maintain podium success at the international level. The CSCC provides stability and continuity of sport experts who are crucial to maintaining focus and achieving sustainable success. The CSCC is committed to remaining accountable to our stakeholders, including our funding partners, athletes, coaches and the Canadian public, regarding the management of our resources. We strive to demonstrate best business practices to ensure that our operational structure is aligned with our strategic plan.
The CSCC is fortunate to be surrounded by great facilities that share our commitment to supporting athletic excellence. Through partnerships with the following facilities, our performance and support services are delivered directly to the athletes in their optimal training environments. These facilities include:
- WinSport - Bob Niven Traning Centre at Canada Olympic Park
- University of Calgary - Olympic Oval High Performance Weight Room
- Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness
- Mount Royal College Recreation
- WinSport - Bill Warren Training Centre at Canmore Nordic Centre
- Cardel Place for Community, Sports and Recreation
- Yoga Mandala
- Yoga Studio
- Athletic Evolution Fitness in Canmore
- University of Alberta - Butterdome and Foote Field in Edmonton
- Saville Sports Centre in Edmonton
- Kwantum Wellness Inc. in Edmonton
- Active Life Centre in Edmonton
In the late 1980s, in response to decreasing resources for high performance sport and declining international results, Canadian sport leaders called for the creation of a network of multi-sport centres in Canada. A concerted effort was made to establish these centres, modeled after successful European sport institutes. The first Canadian Sport Centre was established in Calgary in April 1994 as a three-year pilot project.
Calgary was selected because of the willingness and capacity of six local and national partners to commit resources for the duration of the pilot project. The Canadian Sport Centre Calgary (CSCC) was founded on the legacies of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games; Calgary had the facilities, people, critical mass of high-performance athletes and coaches, environment of sport excellence, and strong volunteer infrastructure required. By 2001, a network of seven Canadian Sport Centres existed, with additional Centres in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.